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Low $160
Mid $600
High $1.9k
  • 🏅#8 on the Hot 10
  • 1st appearance of Annihilus, ruler of the Negative Zone
  • 1st appearance of Franklin Richards, as an unnamed infant, considered by Marvel to be the most powerful mutant in the Marvel Universe
  • Introduction of the Cosmic Control Rod, a weapon used by Annihilus that manipulates matter
  • THIS WEEK’S RECORD-BREAKING SALES
  • [Previous High In Brackets]
  • 9.6 sold for $17,000 [$7,200 in 2019] +136%
  • Similar to Batman #251, the new high in 9.8 that occurred April 8, 2022 for $33,600 is having a trickle down effect in lower grades of this issue
  • Also contributing to a triple digit increase in copies sold this week versus last week and average sales 1.5x higher than 2020 is the double-speculative potential of two major characters possible introduction to the MCU at some point in the near future: Annihilus, possibly related to the recently confirmed Nova intro and Franklin Richards which could happen in the Fantastic Four movie
  • 🏅#8 on the Hot 10
  • 1st appearance of Annihilus, ruler of the Negative Zone
  • 1st appearance of Franklin Richards, as an unnamed infant, considered by Marvel to be the most powerful mutant in the Marvel Universe
  • Introduction of the Cosmic Control Rod, a weapon used by Annihilus that manipulates matter
  • THIS WEEK’S RECORD-BREAKING SALES
  • [Previous High In Brackets]
  • 9.6 sold for $17,000 [$7,200 in 2019] +136%
  • Similar to Batman #251, the new high in 9.8 that occurred April 8, 2022 for $33,600 is having a trickle down effect in lower grades of this issue
  • Also contributing to a triple digit increase in copies sold this week versus last week and average sales 1.5x higher than 2020 is the double-speculative potential of two major characters possible introduction to the MCU at some point in the near future: Annihilus, possibly related to the recently confirmed Nova intro and Franklin Richards which could happen in the Fantastic Four movie
Low $8
Mid $20
High $85
  • 1st cover appearance of Clea
  • 1st team appearance of the Sons of Satannish
  • Charles Benton becomes Asmodeus, later he releases Ymir and Sutur from their prisons
  • 1st cover appearance of Clea
  • 1st team appearance of the Sons of Satannish
  • Charles Benton becomes Asmodeus, later he releases Ymir and Sutur from their prisons
Low $15
Mid $55
High $160
  • 1st cover and 2nd appearance of Red Sonja
  • 1st cover and 2nd appearance of Red Sonja
Low $25
Mid $100
High $280
  • 1st appearance of Scott Lang as Ant-Man, in costume
  • 1st appearance of Cassie Lang, daughter of Scott Lang, later becomes Stature and then Stinger
  • [December 2020 - Cassie Lang will return for Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania]
  • 1st appearance of Darren Cross, later becomes Yellowjacket
  • 1st appearance of Scott Lang as Ant-Man, in costume
  • 1st appearance of Cassie Lang, daughter of Scott Lang, later becomes Stature and then Stinger
  • [December 2020 - Cassie Lang will return for Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania]
  • 1st appearance of Darren Cross, later becomes Yellowjacket
Low $1
Mid $2
High $8
  • First solo story featuring Wonder Man
  • First solo story featuring Wonder Man
Low $1
Mid $5
High $18
  • 1st appearance of Avatar, Franklin Richards as an adult
  • 📈 +242% increase in copies sold this week versus the previous week due to speculation that Franklin Richards may have been alluded to in Doctor Strange II - week two on the Trending 20
  • 1st appearance of Avatar, Franklin Richards as an adult
  • 📈 +242% increase in copies sold this week versus the previous week due to speculation that Franklin Richards may have been alluded to in Doctor Strange II - week two on the Trending 20
Low $2
Mid $8
High $25
  • "Secret Wars" part 1
  • 1st cameo appearance of The Beyonder as a white light and a voice
  • First line-wide crossover event series
  • [February 2021 - Laurence Fishburne will voice the Beyonder in Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur animated series]
  • "Secret Wars" part 1
  • 1st cameo appearance of The Beyonder as a white light and a voice
  • First line-wide crossover event series
  • [February 2021 - Laurence Fishburne will voice the Beyonder in Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur animated series]
Low $1
Mid $2
High $10
  • 1st appearance of Blue Beetle, Ted Kord, in the DC Universe after being acquired from Charlton Comics
  • 1st appearance of Pariah
  • 1st appearance of Alex Luthor Jr.
  • 1st full appearance of the Monitor
  • 1st appearance of Blue Beetle, Ted Kord, in the DC Universe after being acquired from Charlton Comics
  • 1st appearance of Pariah
  • 1st appearance of Alex Luthor Jr.
  • 1st full appearance of the Monitor
Low $1
Mid $2
High $10
  • 1st appearance of Amanda Waller, director of the Suicide Squad
  • 1st appearance of Brimstone
  • 1st appearance of Amanda Waller, director of the Suicide Squad
  • 1st appearance of Brimstone
Low $2
Mid $8
High $25
  • Origin of Wonder Woman
  • 1st appearance of Philippus, an Amazonian captain
  • 1st appearance of Aella, an Amazon warrior, Reintroduction of Ares and Hippolyta
  • Origin of Hippolyta and Antiope
  • Wraparound cover art by George Perez
  • Origin of Wonder Woman
  • 1st appearance of Philippus, an Amazonian captain
  • 1st appearance of Aella, an Amazon warrior, Reintroduction of Ares and Hippolyta
  • Origin of Hippolyta and Antiope
  • Wraparound cover art by George Perez
Low $30
Mid $90
High $300
  • 1st appearance of Miss America aka America Chavez
  • Copies ordered by retailers: 25,873
  • 1st appearance of Miss America aka America Chavez
  • Copies ordered by retailers: 25,873
Low $1
Mid $2
High $3
  • 1st appearance of Black Swan, lone survivor of an alternate Earth
  • Introduction of the incursion concept
  • 1st appearance of Black Swan, lone survivor of an alternate Earth
  • Introduction of the incursion concept
Low $1
Mid $2
High $3
  • Free Comic Book Day promotional comic with an Avengers Attack On Titan backup story reprinted from Brutus Magazine #790
  • Free Comic Book Day promotional comic with an Avengers Attack On Titan backup story reprinted from Brutus Magazine #790
Low $1
Mid $5
High $15
  • 1st appearance of God Emperor Doom, an all-powerful, alternate reality version of Doctor Doom
  • 1st appearance of Bar Sinister
  • [May 2022 - speculation that this version of Doom may appear in an incursion/Secret Wars-inspired plot in the MCU]
  • 1st appearance of God Emperor Doom, an all-powerful, alternate reality version of Doctor Doom
  • 1st appearance of Bar Sinister
  • [May 2022 - speculation that this version of Doom may appear in an incursion/Secret Wars-inspired plot in the MCU]
Low $1
Mid $2
High $5
  • Premiere issue of a nine-issue series
  • Incursion of the main Marvel 616 universe and the Ultimate Universe
  • Premiere issue of a nine-issue series
  • Incursion of the main Marvel 616 universe and the Ultimate Universe
Low $2
Mid $8
High $25
  • A group of girls get caught in-between two factions of time-travelers at war with one another
  • [July 2019 - Key Collector Comics Exclusive News: Paper Girls is optioned for a TV series by Amazon]
  • A group of girls get caught in-between two factions of time-travelers at war with one another
  • [July 2019 - Key Collector Comics Exclusive News: Paper Girls is optioned for a TV series by Amazon]
Low $1
Mid $5
High $15
  • First solo series featuring America Chavez
  • 📈 +152% increase in copies sold this week versus the previous week - second consecutive week on the Trending 20
  • First solo series featuring America Chavez
  • 📈 +152% increase in copies sold this week versus the previous week - second consecutive week on the Trending 20
Low $3
Mid $9
High $30
  • Variant cover art by Rahzzah
  • Variant cover art by Rahzzah
Low $3
Mid $9
High $35
  • Variant cover art by Dave Johnson, one per store
  • Variant cover art by Dave Johnson, one per store
Low $10
Mid $30
High $100
  • Variant cover art by Jenny Frison
  • Comic shops will receive one copy of this variant if they order 100 copies of the Jae Lee FOC variant
  • Variant cover art by Jenny Frison
  • Comic shops will receive one copy of this variant if they order 100 copies of the Jae Lee FOC variant
Issue Publisher Low Mid High
Fantastic Four Annual #6 Marvel $160 $600 $1.9k
Doctor Strange #175 Marvel $8 $20 $85
Conan the Barbarian #24 Marvel $15 $55 $160
Marvel Premiere #47 Marvel $25 $100 $280
Marvel Premiere #55 Marvel $1 $2 $8
Fantastic Four #245 Marvel $1 $5 $18
Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #1 Marvel $2 $8 $25
Crisis on Infinite Earths #1 DC $1 $2 $10
Legends #1 DC $1 $2 $10
Wonder Woman #1 DC $2 $8 $25
Vengeance #1 Marvel $30 $90 $300
New Avengers #1 Marvel $1 $2 $3
Secret Wars #0 Marvel $1 $2 $3
Secret Wars #2 Marvel $1 $5 $15
Secret Wars #1 Marvel $1 $2 $5
Paper Girls #1 Image $2 $8 $25
America #1 Marvel $1 $5 $15
Blood Syndicate: Season One #1 DC $3 $9 $30
Grim #1 BOOM! $3 $9 $35
Grim #1 BOOM! $10 $30 $100